If you’re afraid of spiders, join the club: Catherine Scott and Eleanor Spicer Rice have been right there with you.
“I used to be terrified of spiders until I was about 25 years old and started studying them,” Scott says. These days, she’s an arachnologist and Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto. Rice, for her part, is now an entomologist with a book, “Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Spiders,” due out this winter.
So, what changed?